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Old 16 March 2005, 14:24   #11
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Hythe marina slip is still free,but pay for parking,£6for car and £6 for trailer,I used calshot last year,£110 for the year (sub 6m boat)and they have 2 taps and toilets,or around £12 a time,slip way is all tide but can get a nasty dumping chop,parking can be a problem due to open meetings on occasions
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Old 16 March 2005, 14:36   #12
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John,

Of course you don't get free parking. Paying for parking on Council land is just another form of tax. At the end of the day it is us the Council looks after the land for.

But I pay Council Tax, Income Tax, VAT, Fuel Duty and the list goes on and on. Why should I pay to park. Most of France has free parking, and several other countries as well.

With regards how much I would pay for secure parking. Probably not enough. But it would be nice to have some of my taxes spent on something I want to actually use.

It just seems in the south of England its very hard to do anything with a bit of freedom. Cycle routes are a joke. Even going for a walk gets a bit boring sticking to the same old footpaths.

Right to Roam is a joke.

The farmers are busy looking after their own interests and damn the subsidy payer.
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Old 16 March 2005, 15:37   #13
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Hythe marina slip is still free,but pay for parking,£6for car and £6 for trailer
Yes the slip is free. Car parking is £5 for car and trailer, all day, as long as they are attached to each other and parked in the trailer parking area.
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Old 16 March 2005, 16:36   #14
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Mike CC

We are new to ribbing (bought a ribcraft last March) and have ONLY launched at Swanwick....always easy to park (free!) and even at busy times never much of a wait. Yes you do have to watch the mud!! We enjoy the amble down the Hamble and from Romsey it's only 20 minutes drive! And anyway, on the way back always handy to go 2 minutes further up river to the Jolly Sailor!!

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Old 16 March 2005, 17:12   #15
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When my boat was small (and the trailer had bearing savers!) I used to launch at Hamble Le Rice where the parking isn't free, but there's a pontoon which you can sneak on briefly, and the car park is fairly well overlooked, so reasonably secure.

Interesting that you compare French slipways/access/parking... we did some research in 2003 and found that whilst our European neighbours have plenty of free slipways, those with good facilities and parking, trailer parks, etc, do in fact charge a fee.
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When my boat was small (and the trailer had bearing savers!) I used to launch at Hamble Le Rice where the parking isn't free, but there's a pontoon which you can sneak on briefly, and the car park is fairly well overlooked, so reasonably secure.

Interesting that you compare French slipways/access/parking... we did some research in 2003 and found that whilst our European neighbours have plenty of free slipways, those with good facilities and parking, trailer parks, etc, do in fact charge a fee.
Terrible slip, small car park always full

Richard please keep this little gem quiet!

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Old 17 March 2005, 14:06   #17
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Yes the slip is free. Car parking is £5 for car and trailer, all day, as long as they are attached to each other and parked in the trailer parking area.
Thanks for the info DJL,the lock office misinformed me,I may give this a go sometime as my Calshot membership is about to expire!
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